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Education System
North East  /  Published 16.02.20

Library to curb school dropout

A group of people under Gyan Vardhini, a social initiative of Assam, on Friday launched a library at Ananda Ashram, an orphanage, here on Friday.Launched under the organisation’s Project Educate All...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 20.03.19

The govt should not interfere in research

Could nationalism, at least the version endorsed by the rulers of New India, be inimical to the autonomy of institutions? A recent directive issued by a Central university has raised such a disturbing...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Govt proposes to set up national police, forensic science varsities

The government has proposed to set up a National Police University and a National Forensic Science University, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.Presenting the budget for 2020...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.20

Powerless without knowledge

If knowledge is power, a majority of Indians are powerless. An analysis of the data for 2017-18 released by the National Statistical Office shows that only 10.6 per cent of Indians aged above 15 years...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 18.12.19

Stress on higher education

Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday said the state has a good history of higher education to inspire the faculty and other administrative staff to work, strengthen and illuminate the universitie...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

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Opinion  /  Published 26.04.19

Our leaders do not want real universities

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council was started in 1994 in response to the call by the National Policy on Education (1986) to “address the issues of deterioration in the quality of edu...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.19

How can we fix our terrible school system?

No one is perfect. All of us must have some memories of misbehaving in class; some no doubt revel in them. But no one would recall being rewarded for it. Yet, some deserved to be; such are the results...
By Ashok V. Desai

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.19

Can gender-neutral school forms dehumanise people?

In this age of exclusions, the French National Assembly is trying out a policy of inclusiveness. It has proposed that schools should replace the terms ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ on administrative f...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 19.04.20

UN agencies flag online class pitfalls

Two UN agencies have warned against any large-scale shift towards online education, saying it would deepen socio-economic inequalities and warning that virtual platforms can leave children vulnerable ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.01.20

Call for PG option for every medical graduate

A six-member medical panel appointed by India’s Finance Commission has called for government steps to enhance educational infrastructure and ensure that every medical graduate has the option to purs...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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